Florida man swings sword at jogger during fight over pile of trash


A MAN.. WITH A SWORD. DOUG THE MAN COMES OUT SWINGING — ALL OVER A WHEELBARROW. AND NOW THE JOGGER IS TALKING ABOUT THE INCIDENT. TEARSA: REPORTER WALTER MORRIS HAS THE STORY. TODD BEAVERS: “WHEN HE PULLED OUT THE SWORD I THOUGHT. WHAT AM I DOING? I THOUGHT IS HE REALLY GOING TO DO THIS? I COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT HE WAS GOING TO REALLY TRY TO KILL ME FOR A CART.” TODD BEAVERS…LIVING TO TELL THE TERRIFYING TALE… COMING FACE TO FACE WITH A MAN SWINGING A SWORD AT HIM IN HIS FRONT LAWN. YOU CAN SEE THE ATTACK WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA AND HE SAYS IT WAS ALL OVER THAT CART. TODD BEAVERS: “I REALLY WAS IN SHOCK THE WHOLE TIME. I WAS REALLY SHOCKED.” BEAVERS EVENING JOG TAKING A DANGEROUS, POTENTIALLY DEADLY TURN BACK ON JULY 15TH. HE SAYS HE WAS RUNNING THROUGH HIS OAKLAND PARK NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN HE PASSED BY A PILE OF JUNK IN FRONT OF A VACANT HOME. TODD BEAVERS: “I SAW. A CART. IN THE PILE. AND I THOUGHT I COULD USE THAT.” BUT HE SAYS THAT GUY ALSO HAD HIS EYES ON IT… AND THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS HE WASN’T GOING TO GIVE IT UP WITHOUT A FIGHT. BEAVERS SAID BEFORE THE SWORD SWINGING, THE TWO HAD EXCHANGED WORDS AND HIS ATTACKER FOLLOWED HIM WITH THE WEAPON FOR ABOUT A HALF A MILE. TODD BEAVERS: “AND I TURNED BEHIND ME AND HE HAD A SWORD OUT CHASING ME, SO I JUST KEPT RUNNING. BACK AT HIS HOUSE, YOU CAN SEE THE MAN TAKING SEVERAL BIG SWINGS WITH THE SWORD BEFORE BEAVERS DROPS IT POINTS TO A SECURITY CAMERA AND CALLS THE COPS. MOMENTS LATER, THAT WOMAN IN PINK GRABS IT AND TAKES OFF. TODD BEAVERS: “I SAID YOU KNOW WHAT?’ YOU’RE ON CAMERA. YOU WANT TO TAKE THE CART, DO IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. AND SHE DID IT.” REPORTER: “YOU’RE SAYING THAT THIS WAS YOUR WHEELBARROW AND YOU WERE HAVING…” ALICE BOLDEN: “YES. THIS IS MY WHEELBARROW. I HAD IT IN THE GARAGE FOR A WHOLE WEEK. YES. I HAVE NEIGHBORS TO VERIFY THAT BECAUSE I ASKED THEM IF THEY WANT TO BUY SOME STUFF ALSO.” ALICE BOLDEN SAYS THAT’S HER IN THE VIDEO AND THIS ALL STARTED BECAUSE OF A MISUNDERSTANDING. SHE SAYS THE TWO MEN HAD BEEN FIGHTING OVER ITEMS SHE’D PUT OUT FOR A GARAGE SALE AND THE CART WAS NEVER UP FOR GRABS. REPORTER: “DID YOU SEE THE GUY SWINGING THE SWORD? AND WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THAT?” ALICE BOLDEN: “ON THE NEWS. I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING WHEN I GOT AROUND HERE. ALL I SEEN WAS THE WHITE GUY TALKING ON THE PHONE AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OUT HERE.” NOW BSO IS HOPING SOMEONE WATCHING WILL RECOGNIZE THAT GUY IN GREY AND POINT THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. KEYLA CONCEPCION: “WE’RE RELEASING THIS VIDEO IN THE HOPES THAT SOMEONE CAN HELP US IDENTIFY HIM.” TODD BEAVERS: “I SHOULD’VE JUST LET HIM HAVE THE CART.” BEAVERS LOSING THE CART, BUT THANKFUL HE DIDN’T LOSE HIS LIFE. AND WHILE THE SEARCH FOR THAT SWORD SWINGER CONTINUES HE’S THINKING TWICE ABOUT THE WHOLE ORDEAL. TODD BEAVERS: “I REALLY REGRET IT. BY THE TIME I GOT HERE WITH THE CAR AND HE WAS STILL CHASING ME I THOUGHT WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO FOR A STUPID CART. I DON’T EVEN NEED IT. I JUST FELT REALLY STUPID ABOUT IT.” TEARSA/DOUG

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